Global Hotel Chains Are Expanding to Mexico City
Mexico City - with more than 160 museums, 31 distinct historical attractions and 100 art galleries - is a top international tourist destination for over 12 million travelers worldwide. In addition to the many leisure activities, an influx of business-related tourism continues to peak as a result of the increasing number of conventions, trade shows and corporate meetings held in the ancient capital city.
In an effort to accommodate the growing business-traveler demographic, a trio of major global hotel chains all recently announced plans to expand developments in the region. As early as this year, Hilton Worldwide will open one of its first DoubleTree by Hilton expansions in the region near the Benito Juarez International Airport.
In a similar effort to host business travelers, the Marriott International plans to open its first Courtyard Marriott property at the Airport in early 2012. Highlights of the 292-room hotel include a fitness center, a patio with retail shops and two levels of underground parking.
Finally, Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced plans to renovate its existing W Mexico City property and to build a new W Santa Fe in the international tourist destination as well. Slated to open in 2014, the W Santa Fe will be part of a new mixed-use development and will include 132 guest rooms, a 4,000 square foot destination spa and 7,800 square feet of event space for conventions.
With global hotel chains expanding to Mexico City, Mexico is hoping to be able to fully support the influx of business travel to its capital and to encourage even more travelers to visit this booming international tourist destination.